Helianthus F1 ‘Sunrich Gold’
Years Trialed: 2003
Green centers (6); Great petal color (4); Pollenless (3); Overlapping petals, very good flower size, good foliage size, good gold, uniform height and timing; Well formed heads; Strong stem not too thick; Very strong, great eyelashes, thrips left it alone, very large head; Size, sturdy stem – I loved this one – And customers found it a nice change from brown center, while still having a typical showy sunflower image; Nice new color disc, same quality stem as ‘Sunrich Orange’, performed equally well in our direct seed trial in August; Market prefers black disc; Even, steady growth, will grow again, a nice sunflower; Nice size, blooms about 6 inches in diameter, heads were held upright on strong stems. I managed to get to these before the beetles could, customers liked these and bought them eagerly.
Lot of rust, light disk is main problem; When aged, has cobwebby, off-white, look of centers (loses green color); plants were nipped off by some little varment right at ground level; Only got one cut per plant, useful branching did not happen but we were quite droughty here all summer.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (2)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (2)||Average Spacing (in2)|
|Range of Responses||1||18-48||3-4||3-4||3-5||3-5||4-5||4-59-180|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
301 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906